White wines

Friulano Sigar

Friulano Sigar
The grapes used in smooth, elegant Sigar are both botanical and fruity in spirit

White wines

Friulano Sigar

You would see him every day as evening fell, cigar in hand and eyes turned to the sky. In past times the weather forecast was a combination of handed-down rules and premonitions, especially for those who made their living from the fruits of the land. So Sigar, who earned this nickname from his devotion to smoking, put his trust in the sky to take care of his harvest.
In one bottle, the fortunes of this land and those farmers who have cared for it, gifting us a unique place. The grapes used in smooth, elegant Sigar are both botanical and fruity in spirit: when perfectly ripe they lead us into the cool welcoming atmosphere of a Mediterranean garden.
From the Ancient Belvedere, looking towards the Strada del Sole, you can see glimpses of the vines planted in 1963.

This is a mass selection, whose origins are lost to us, its roots thrust into the flysch di Cormòns, the typical soil of this area, known as ponca in Friulan dialect. The bunches are medium-sized and fairly sparse. These vines have witnessed the recent history of our land and today they have an authentic story to tell of Friuli and its hills. The harvest took place on 20th September 2020. The hand- picked grapes, placed in small crates, were destemmed and left to undergo maceration on the skins for a few hours. The wine was racked into 7-hectolitre terracotta jars towards the end of alcoholic fermentation, to permit proper temperature control. Malolactic fermentation took place over three weeks. Keeping the wine on the yeasts contributed to its creamy texture, and ageing in terracotta enhanced its minerally qualities. It was bottled on 5th August 2021. It is a Friulano DOC Friuli Colli Orientali.

Quattro Crù 2020 Livio Felluga Collection


Tasting notes


Lustrous yellow with captivating greenish hues


Extremely engaging with marked personality. Vibrant floral scents of crocus, calla lilies, magnolia and acacia blossom, alongside quince fruit and balsamic notes of ginger and fir shoots. Hints of lychees and nutmeg enrich the intense, minerally finish.


A velvety smooth, complex and satisfying entry. Beautifully put-together with peach and apricot fruit alongside sweet, aromatic hints of acacia honey and damsons, and creamy notes of trifle and zucchini flower flan. Minerally almond sensations in the captivating, lingering finish.

Food pairings:

An astonishing food friendly wine to enjoy with raw clams, linguine with sea urchin, risotto with salicornia and peverasse clams, cuttlefish with puréed peas, lemon and botargo, boreto alla graesana, a fish stew, with eels, as well as San Daniele prosciutto, frico; chicken marinated in yoghurt and masala, duck à l’orange, or polpette with kale chips.


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